PORTO ALEGRE, Jun. 22, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Algeria defeated South Korea by a score of 4-2 (halftime: 3-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Sunday afternoon at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre.
Algeria dominated the first half thanks to goals from Slimani ('26), Halliche ('28) and Djabou ('38). Leading 3-0 at the break, the Algerians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Brahimi in the 62nd minute.
The result put the Algerians second in Group H with 3 points. South Korea is bottom with one point. In their last game, Algeria will meet third-placed Russia at the Beira-Rio Stadium on June 26, while South Korea will face Belgium.
Fixtures and Results : Group H
South Korea at the World Cup
- 9 appearances (first in 1954)
- 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1954)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (2002)
Algeria at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1982)
- 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1970)
- 22 June 2014
- Porto Alegre
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